London Warriors

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London Warriors
Established 2007
Based in Boston Manor
Home ground Boston Manor Playing Fields,
London
League BAFA Community Leagues
Division Premiership
League titles None
Division titles 2 (2008, 2009)
Current uniform
Helmet
Left arm Body Right arm
Trousers
Socks
Home
Helmet
Left arm Body Right arm
Trousers
Socks
Away

The London Warriors (formerly the London Cobras)[1] are an American Football team based in Boston Manor, London. The team were formed in 2007 as the senior outfit for the London Warriors youth team, and currently play in the BAFA National Leagues (BAFANL) Premiership. The side reached the Britbowl final in both 2011 and 2012.

History[edit]

The London Warriors were formed in 2007 as a senior team of the successful London Warriors youth team, who had won the British Youth American Football Association the previous two years running.[2][3] After being accepted by the British American Football League as Affiliate Members, they arranged to play the two friendly matches required under BAFL regulations.[4] In October 2007, the Warriors played home and away games against two teams from the British Universities American Football League—the first game was played at home to the Royal Holloway Vikings and ended in a 54–0 victory. One week later, they travelled to play the Loughborough Aces and won once again, this time 42–7.[5]

After completing their obligations, the BAFL formally accepted the Warriors (the Cobras) application to join the league in December 2007, allowing them to compete as full members for the 2008 season.[6] They were placed into the newly renamed London and South East Conference in Division Two, where they made a huge impact, going on to complete an undefeated season, culminating in victory over the Tamworth Phoenix at Britbowl XXII.

In August 2012, the London Warriors Youth Kitted Team won the National Championship.

Senior team season records[edit]

Season Division Wins Losses Ties PF PA Final Position Playoff Record Notes
2008 BAFL Division Two South East 10 0 0 382 9 1 / 5 Beat Cornish Sharks 42–3 in quarter-final.
Beat Cambridgeshire Cats 32–0 in semi-final.
Beat Tamworth Phoenix 30–6 in final.
Conference champions.
Division Two champions.
Promoted to Division One.
2009 BAFL Division One South East 9 0 1 322 51 1st/6 Beat Doncaster Mustangs 66–0 in quarter-final.
Beat Cambridgeshire Cats 22–6 in semi-final.
Beat East Kilbride Pirates 8–0 in final.
Conference champions.
Division One champions.
2010 BAFACL Premier 5 0 5 161 129 4th/6
2011 BAFACL Premier 7 1 1 165 31 2nd/6 Lost in Final to London Blitz
2012 BAFACL Premier 10 0 0 243 26 1st/6 Lost in Final to London Blitz Premiership Champions
2013 BAFACL Premier 10 0 0 510 59 1st/6 Beat London Blitz 26-23 to become National Champions 2013 Premiership Champions

Rosters[edit]

London Cobras Roster 2007 - 2008
Quarterbacks
  •  7 Eric "Big Nipple" Rubin

Running Backs

  • 32 Leon Adegbite
  • -- Gaz Ali
  • -- Micheal Anunobi
  • 26 Chris Evans
  • -- Andre Gles
  • -- Andrew Linton
  • 28 Kwabna Oteng
  • 34 Harry Johnstone (To be confirmed)
  • 34 Ike Okonkwo
  • 34 Devar Gayle
  • 34 Yusuf mustapha

Wide Receivers

  • 84 William Bryce (P/KR/PR)
  • 89 Mark McGowan
  • 80 Emmanuel Mukoro
  • -- Sam Osunsanya
  • -- Jason Taylor
  • 87 Juma Woodhouse (K)

Tight Ends

  • 81 Daniel Dubier
  • 85 Desola Akinwale
  • 42 Matthew Russell

Offensive Linemen

  • -- David Ambris
  • -- Julian Bell
  • -- Hrvoje Cindric
  • 71 Ricard Gadzekpo
  • 73 Aaron Herring
  • 76 Daniel Gray
  • -- Che Kane
  • 78 Eoin MacMahon
Defensive Linemen
  • 77 Kieron Anderson
  • 91 Joe Bloomfield
  • 97 Tanny Fernandez (K/P)
  • 96 Chris Hadome (KR)
  • 93 Kyle Price

Defensive Backs

  • 33 Ashley Bailey
  • -- Robert Barnes
  • 20 Jeff Brown (KR/PR)
  • 32 Simon Buckett
  • 20 Jermaine Ford
  • -- Craig Hayles
  • 27 Chris Hines
  • -- Nathan Holder
  • 21 Robert Jenkins
  • 88 Skiets Joseph
  • 31 Larry Lasisi
  • 30 Arial Mofondo (KR)
  • 37 Jamie Nelson
  • -- Richard Tristram
Linebackers
  • 65 Gerry Anderson
  • -- Luis Cardoso
  •  2 Dominic Fevrier-McPherson
  • 51 Mark Horne
  • 59 Moses Sangobyi
  • 55 S Stevens

Special Teams

  • 20 Jeff Brown (KR/PR)
  • 84 William Bryce (P/KR/PR)
  • 97 Tanny Fernandez (K/P)
  • 96 Chris Hadome (KR)
  • 30 Arial Mofondo (KR)
  • 87 Juma Woodhouse (K)
London Cobras Roster 2008 - 2009
Quarterbacks
  •  7 Jerome Allen
  •  5 Dayle Greenfield

Running Backs

  • 26 Chris Evans
  • 38 Ike Okonkwo
  • 33 Devar Gayle
  • 34 Yusuf Mustapha
  • 47 Victor Bamigboye
  • 9 Jermaine Berchie
  • 40 James Feist
  • 13 Dwain Jackson
  • -- Emmanuel Tenbo

Wide Receivers

  • 84 William Bryce (P/KR/PR)
  • 89 Mark McGowan
  • 80 Emmanuel Mukoro
  • 87 Juma Woodhouse (K)
  • 25 Damilola Alaran (KR/PR)
  • 8 Ian Jacquet (p)
  • 8 Alex Janjua

Tight Ends

  • 81 Daniel Dubier
  • 42 Matthew Russell

Offensive Linemen

  • 70 David Ambris
  • 75 Hrvoje Cindric
  • 71 Ricard Gadzekpo
  • 73 Aaron Herring
  • 76 Daniel Gray
  • 63 Ben Peddie
  • 75 Alex Phillips
  • 72 Stefan Pantelic
  • 74 Gerry Anderson *
Defensive Linemen
  • 77 Kieran Anderson
  • 91 Joe Bloomfield
  • 98 Andrew Steadman
  • 65 Al Jenkins
  • 93 Camilo Parilli
  • 90 Tiamou Azdine
  • 93 Freddie Caven
  • 94 Richard Smith
  • 97 Tanny Fernandesz
  • 43 Victor Muhammad *

Defensive Backs

  • 22 Ashley Bailey
  • 27 Chris Hines
  • 23 Jeff Brown (KR/PR)
  • 20 Jermaine Ford
  • 11 Marvin Allen *
  • 24 Dominic Yau
  • 31 Larry Lasisi
  • 30 Arial Mofondo (KR)
  • 37 Jamie Nelson
  • 21 Deon Grant
  • 32 Simon Buckett
Linebackers
  • 44 Maciej Kurek
  • 3 James Irving
  •  6 Jermaine Allen
  • 51 Mark Horne
  • 59 Moses Sangobyi
  • 50 Ken Agu
  • 55 S Stevens

Special Teams

  • 20 Jeff Brown (KR/PR)
  • 84 William Bryce (P/KR/PR)
  • 97 Tanny Fernandez (K/P)
  • 25 Damilola Alaran(KR)
  • 30 Arial Mofondo (KR)
  • 87 Juma Woodhouse (K)
London Warriors Roster 2011
Quarterbacks
  •  5 Nic Bee
  •  7 Jerome Allen
  • 12 Nick Jacquet (S)

Running backs

  •  9 Jermaine Berchie
  • 13 Dwain Jackson
  • 31 Dong Nam Chu
  • 32 Charles Anderson
  • 33 Devar Gayle
  • 38 Dami Sangobiyi

Wide receivers

  •  1 Jeremy Simms
  •  6 James Cherry
  •  8 Ian Jacquet (K)
  • 11 Marvin Allen
  • 80 Emmanuel Mukuro
  • 86 Johnny Lynn
  • 81 Mark McGowan
  • 83 Romaine-Lee Jackson
  • 84 Will Bryce
  • 85 Sean Dean
  • 87 Juma Woodhouse

Tight ends

  • 48 Scott Reason
  • 82 Daniel Dubier
  • 88 Paul Nixon

Offensive linemen

  • 71 Ricard Gadzekpo
  • 56 Kevin Keohane
  • 73 Aaron Herring
  • 50 Victor Bamigboye
  • 61 Ben Peddie
  • 67 Alex Philips
  • 76 Daniel Gray
  • 72 David Bustin
  • 78 Tom Piachaud
  • 79 Jerome Cole (DL)
Defensive linemen
  • 49 Victor Mohammed
  • 65 Al Jenkins
  • 77 Kieron Anderson
  • 91 James Perrineau
  • 93 Ade Balogun
  • 95 George Korischar
  • 99 Andy Steadman

Defensive backs

  •  2 Leon Jackson
  • 20 Dan McKenzie
  • 21 Deon Grant
  • 22 Ashley Bailey
  • 24 Samuel Obi
  • 25 Vernon Kay
  • 26 Max Silberhorn
  • 27 Chris Hines
  • 28 Daniel Young
  • 37 Jamie Nelson
  • 41 Kirk Smith
Linebackers
  •  3 James Irving
  • 23 Andre Clarke
  • 30 Ariel Mofondo
  • 44 Rory Alexander
  • 52 Niall Scott-Grant
  • 55 S Stevens
  • 59 Moses Sangobiyi

Special teams

  •  8 Ian Jacquet (K)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We Are The Warriors". London Warriors AFC. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "BAFL 2006 League Standings" (XLS). Britball Now. 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2008-06-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ "BAFL 2007 League Standings" (XLS). Britball Now. 2007-11-17. Retrieved 2008-06-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ "BAFL League Regulations". British American Football League. 2007-04-01. Retrieved 2008-06-16. [dead link]
  5. ^ "London Cobras: 2007 Affiliate Season Results". London Warriors AFC. Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  6. ^ "London Cobras – successful associate membership completed". 2007-12-19. Retrieved 2008-06-13. [dead link]

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